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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Jun 18, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 34:03 1.55(21:55) 2.5(13:37) 80
  Course set-check-pick1 20:00
  Total1 54:03 1.55 2.5 80
averages - sleep:4

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Sunday Jun 17, 2007 #

Orienteering race 34:03 [5] *** 2.5 km (13:37 / km) +80m 11:44 / km

Long (2.5km) Sprint at French Park. My cold, lingering for 2 weeks now, has really taken it out of me. (As I write this on Thursday (!), I'm 95% well---still some issues.)

This was a notable event because it was the first time I ran the SportIdent download station completely off of batteries, which is something I'd really dreaded trying. It was much easier than I expected. I need to put some quick-release connectors on my batteries instead of the big battery clips. I used a total of 6 17 Amp-Hr 12 V sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries. 2 were dedicated to the 24V cash-register printer (our old one, not the sticker printer), and I used 3 of the remaining four. I'm pretty sure I've got at least 6 hours of run time, and maybe even 8 or more.

Finished a book called "Red Flag Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S." It starts out with this really unlikely scenario (first 1/4 or so of the book), and then it shows the evidence they have. The book tries to show that a radical group in the KGB tried to capture a Soviet missile submarine and have it fire a missile at Honolulu in March 1968. Their goal was to blame it on China, and this book tries to show they would have done it except for fail-safe codes that caused the missile to blow itself up when they didn't enter the right code. I was very very skeptical, but they've proven to me that something was going on. It will be neat to see more information about this in the next 20 or 40 years. (I read this because it was recommended to me. I would have stopped in the first part were it not for the recommendation. I'm glad I stuck it out.)

Oceans 13 (0) I've written about it on Cristina's log already, but I'll add this: Watching the set up is neat, but the ending just didn't surprise me like 11 and 12 did. I'd wait for a DVD rental.

Course set-check-pick 20:00 [2]

Pulling some controls for Gerald's French Park Sprints. Climbing the last hill, the heat and lack of hydration through the day caught up with me, and I was dead. I went home, got dizzy, and had to lie down for a few hours.


I spent a lot of Saturday watching Venla and Jukola, and then, like an idiot, I stayed for for the JWOC podcast, "The O' Show: In Dubbo Tonight". (The title makes me laugh for some reason.)

I did all of this instead of programming SI units, so I had to get up at 6:30am to program them.

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